random observations on the F8 release notes

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Dec 26 16:23:18 UTC 2007

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   (since i'm perusing those notes, might as well comment on them.)
> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/f8/en_US/sn-Installer.html
> "After you complete the mediacheck function successfully, reboot to
> return DMA mode to its normal state."
> - but there's no mention of DMA before this point, so this is probably
> going to confuse readers who will wonder what they should have done
> that's related to DMA before now.

Adjusted the sentence at 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Beats/Installer and dropped the info 
about different modes.

> "Use of /dev/hdX is deprecated on i386 and x86_64 for IDE drives, and
> has changed to /dev/sdX  except on PPC."
> - that doesn't seem to be the proper use of "deprecated," which
> normally suggests a choice.  wouldn't it be more correct to say that
> that notation has simply changed?


> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/f8/en_US/sn-Live.html
> "There are four Live images available for Fedora 8."
> - the list given there doesn't quite seem to match the available spins
> listed at http://spins.fedoraproject.org/.  (games is not listed, and
> the KDE spins are for only F8t3, not F8.)

Long story, short. This was correct in the time of writing the release 
notes but changed since my games spin got approved late. I have fixed 
this now in the overview. The live page information was already fixed in 
the wiki.


> "To do this, install the livecd-tools package from the development
> repository."
> - livecd-tools is not in the dev repo, it's in fedora.

Already fixed in the wiki. Thanks for the feedback.


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